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Executive team and board members

Executive team

yann chevalier

Yann
Chevalier

Yann
Chevalier

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Yann Chevalier started his career at Orange. He contributed to several national R&D projects in the field of telecommunications.

Between 2002 and 2004, Yann was Chairman of Polytechnique.org Society, which counts now over 23,000 members, all alumni and students from Ecole Polytechnique. He is also one of the founders of the Manageurs.com project.

In 2004, Yann founded Intersec with Olivier Guillaumin and Jean-Marc Coïc.

ingolf ruh

Ingolf
Ruh

Ingolf
Ruh

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Ingolf Ruh is an experienced senior Sales and Marketing executive having held various management positions in the software industry in the European, Asian and Middle East markets.

Ingolf held senior management positions at IBM including Director of Tivoli Systems DACH. In 2001 he enters Motive Inc., as VP & General Manager EMEA & APAC. Motive had a successful IPO in 2004 and was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2008. Ingolf Ruh remains 3 years at Alcatel Lucent as SVP Motive. In 2011, he joins AePona Ltd., which was acquired by Intel Corp. in 2013. Ingolf also served as Advisor to the CEO of ASSIA Inc.

In September 2015, Intersec welcomes this senior executive specialized in driving innovative solutions into new markets as Chief Revenue Officer. His responsibilities include the coordination of Sales and Presales activities all over the globe.
When he is not working, Ingolf is keeping up the rhythm playing electric guitar. 
mohit maheshwari

Mohit
Maheshwari

Mohit
Maheshwari

VP Operations

Mohit Maheshwari is an experienced professional services leader with over 20 years’ experience in Professional Services and Customer Operations Management. Mohit has led multiple projects in Telecoms and Utility industry in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia. As VP Operations at Intersec, Mohit is responsible for professional services, project delivery and customer support.

Before joining Intersec, Mohit served as a Senior Manager at Oracle where he helped transform the Oracle Field Service Solution Delivery and delivered consistent world class customer experience to Oracle customers.

Prior to that, Mohit held senior positions at Toa Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent and Motive where he developed and implemented highly successful post-sales service and support organizations.

oyo ndoro

Oyo
N’Doro

Oyo
N’Doro

VP Talent

Graduated from Law University of Toulouse and School of Management ESMA, Oyo N’doro started her career at Médiane Système, an IT consulting company. She participated in the growth of the company by ensuring recruitment of electronical, software or embedded system engineers during 3 years before overseeing Human Resources.

Her taste for intercultural and stimulating environment has led her to join Intersec in January 2013 as Human Resources Director, her responsibilities include the development and the coordination of Human Resources activities all over the globe.

Oyo loves travelling and meeting people, when she’s not working, she is looking for the next sunny destination to visit.

jean marc coic

Jean-Marc
Coïc

Jean-Marc
Coïc

Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Jean-Marc was recruited by Accenture right after graduating École Polytechnique and Telecom Paris Tech. He participated in software integration projects for large accounts and still is an important contributor to several open-source projects.

Highly skilled in very advanced programming techniques, Jean-Marc was part of Intersec from the very beginning. Jean-Marc's incredible leadership and technical skills naturally imposed him as CTO of the company in 2006. In January 2007, he becomes deputy CEO.

Jean-Marc plays the French horn in a symphonic orchestra and gives concerts for French horn, piano and voice with two of his fellow musicians.

christophe

Christophe
Nez

Christophe
Nez

Christophe Nez has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology and telecommunication sector across technical sales, engineering, and management.

Prior to joining Intersec, he served 8 years within the Sagem mobile phones R&D division, leading the software development of several signature phones of the company.

He also occupied several positions at eServGlobal in presales organization and product marketing, contributing to the company transformation from prepaid recharge business into mobile money and financial services.

Christophe joined Intersec in 2013 as a product manager on geolocation portfolio. He now runs the entire product marketing team.

gilles riche

Gilles
Riche

Gilles
Riche

Gilles has extensive experience in large international groups in the United States and France listed on the stock exchange, as well as unlisted SMEs.

He participated in numerous acquisitions at Vivendi Water, Oxford Automotive, both in France and internationally. He has been a CFO since 2007. He has also worked in collaboration with numerous French and American investment funds on turnaround and value creation topics.

A graduate of the Specialized Master in Corporate Finance from HEC and Oxford University, he also completed a course at INSEAD in M&A and Corporate Strategy.

charlotte cardona

Charlotte
Cardona

Charlotte
Cardona

Graduated from EDHEC Business School, Charlotte Cardona has held progressive leadership positions with North American Technology and Security industry leaders in Canada.

As Marketing and Communications Director at Alithya, Charlotte led corporate marketing projects, in a context of growth through acquisitions and an IPO.

Back in France, Charlotte joined Intersec in 2021 to contribute to the group’s international growth ambitions.

Board members

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Vincent
Bastien

Vincent
Bastien

Chairman of the Board of Directors

For 25 years, Vincent Bastien served as Chairman and CEO of several international companies, particularly in the luxury sector, including Saint-Gobain Desjonquères, Louis Vuitton, Sanofi Beauté, Yves Saint Laurent Parfums and Quebecor World Europe.

Vincent Bastien now teaches marketing strategies in luxury at HEC School of Management in Paris.

jerome

Jérôme
Faul

Jérôme
Faul

Board member

Jérôme Faul is the chairman of Innovacom – pioneer of the French venture capital ecosystem, active alongside entrepreneurs since 1988.
He started his career as an R&D engineer in telecommunications. Then, Jérôme cofounded Algety in 1999 to market ultra-high speed transmission systems on fiber optics. Later, Jérôme held several operational management positions within Orange : head of customer services in the Paris area and head of fiber to the home services and networks roll-out.
Jérôme graduated from Ecole Polytechnique as a State Engineer of the « Corps des Mines ». He is a board member of the French venture capital Association (AFIC).
guillaume

Guillaume
Dhee

Guillaume
Dhee

Board observer

Graduated from EM Lyon, Specialized Master Entrepreneur & Finance, Guillaume Dhee joined Credit Mutuel Innovation in 2019 to invest in Tech and Digital companies.

Guillaume has 12+ years of experience in venture capital and private equity for SMEs in various sectors, as Investment Director at Entrepreneur Venture (French VC).

Guillaume is also an entrepreneur as COO and CEO of a French automotive market place in Lyon.

yann chevalier

Yann
Chevalier

Yann
Chevalier

Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Yann Chevalier started his career at Orange. He contributed to several national R&D projects in the field of telecommunications.

Between 2002 and 2004, Yann was Chairman of Polytechnique.org Society, which counts now over 23,000 members, all alumni and students from Ecole Polytechnique. He is also one of the founders of the Manageurs.com project.

In 2004, Yann founded Intersec with Olivier Guillaumin and Jean-Marc Coïc.

olivier

Olivier
Guillaumin

Olivier
Guillaumin

Olivier Guillaumin is a co-founder of Netgem SA. Mr. Guillaumin served as Technical Director and Managing Director of Netgem SA. He is an internationally-known software developer. He developed leading edge technologies, which allows Netgem to propose solutions. He has worked for more than fifteen years, following the same career path. He served as Chief Technology Officer of Netgem since 1999.

During his career, Olivier co-founded several IT companies.

renaud

Renaud
Poulard

Renaud
Poulard

Renaud Poulard is Partner at Omnes Capital. He began his career in 1991 with the Sagem group, working on research and development projects in the telecoms and defence sectors for close to 10 years.

After gaining an MBA from INSEAD in 2000, he moved into venture capital as a partner with the Seventures fund, then switching to Omnes Capital in 2005. Electronics and telecommunications are his main areas of interest.